MINT HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT to host Coffee with a Cop on April 1

Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues
 On April 1, 2014, officers from MINT HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 am on April 1, 2014 at Jimmie’s Restaurant, 7024 Brighton Park Drive, Mint Hill, NC. Please contact Chief Tim W. Ledford with questions: 704-545-1085. Continue reading
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Rocky River apparel development students win top honors at fashion event

By Michele Dotson

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 8.26.04 PMOn February 22nd and March 1st, Rocky River High School’s Honors Apparel Development II Class won first and second place with a $600.00 prize for the best use of recyclable materials at The Recycle the Runway Event held at the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show in the Park Expo and Conference Center.

Seventeen students from the class designed and created the four winning garments.  The winners were chosen based on entries that incorporated the largest amount of recyclable materials.

Charlotte Solid Waste Services, Waste Reduction in Mecklenburg County, and MGR Youth Empowerment sponsored this event.   Continue reading

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Second annual 5K to benefit National law enforcement officers’ memorial fund

By Michele Dotson

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 8.26.16 PMThe second annual 5K run called Soles 2 Remember, will take place on Saturday, May 17 at 8 am beginning at Pine Lake Country Club.

Proceeds will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Fund

“The goal last year was $3,000,” says Sgt. Michael Gainey from the Mint Hill Police Department. “But we raised $8,000.”

Gainey feels the support was overwhelming because of the nature of the project. Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross – Ancient tradition continues today

By Michele Dotson
Staff Writer
dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The Easter season is marked by many different traditions in the homes and churches around Mint Hill.
An ancient, reverent, and little known custom called Stations of the Cross, is offered at St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church on Margaret Wallace Road, St. Luke Catholic Church on Lawyers Road, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Idlewild Road, every Friday through Lent. Continue reading

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VFW Post holds Barbecue

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4059 at 1131 Bain School Road, will hold its semi-annual barbeque April 5 from 11 am to 6 pm. An estimated 300-pound jar of pennies will be raffled off with drawing to be held at 6 pm.
VFW members are Veterans who have been in combat. Profits are used for all veterans in need and other nonprofit organizations. If you are a combat veteran and interested in becoming a member of the VFW, talk to a working member at the barbecue or attend one of the groups meetings. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 12 noon at the Post.

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Historic Bain Restoration supporters laid at cherry blossom wreath

Pictured in the attached photo are (front row, l-r) Marty Wyatt, Amelia Ford, Jeanine Mayberry, Lynnette Pritchard; (back row, l-r) Jerry and Millie Mullis.

Pictured in the attached photo are (front row, l-r) Marty Wyatt, Amelia Ford, Jeanine Mayberry, Lynnette Pritchard; (back row, l-r) Jerry and Millie Mullis.

Yesterday a group of Historic Bain Restoration supporters laid at cherry blossom wreath at the grave of John Bain, founder of the Historic Bain Academy  The tradition of the wreath-laying was revived in 2013 and continued this year. For many years following John Bain’s death on March 25, 1897, the ladies of Philadelphia Church laid a wreath at his grave on the anniversary of his death.
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